Hello all and welcome to another trip report from yours truly, Divv.
I've spent the last four days in Denmark with Non-German Tom checking out the parks, the rides and the occasional Danish hottie. Be sure to check out Tom's trip report whenever it appears - it's sure to be similar to this one but probably even better!
PART ONE: DJURS SOMMERLAND (below)
PART TWO: FARUP SOMMERLAND
PART THREE: KAROLINELUND
PART FOUR: BONBON-LAND
PART FIVE: BAKKEN
PART SIX: TIVOLI GARDENS
PART SEVEN: TOLK-SCHAU
PART EIGHT: SOMMERLAND SYD
PART NINE: LEGOLAND BILLUND
PART TEN: TIVOLI FRIHEDEN
So without any further ado here's park number one of ten...
Pretty much as soon as Piraten was announced last year Tom and I agreed that we would be over to check it out shortly after it opened. Now despite my experience with Intamin hypers being limited to Millennium Force (damn you S:ROS for being closed!) I was excited about this due to the good reputation of similar rides. And deliver Piraten did. Despite its small size it really packs a punch. This is just pure fun - great ejector air on pretty much every hill and super smooth of course. I really can't wait for Goliath and Expedition GeForce now!
But Piraten isn't the only great thing about Djurs Sommerland - the place is filled with loads of great rides and has lots of real charm. The park also has a very "RCT" feel to it. In a good way.
The Gerstlauer Bobsled was a lot of fun. With some pretty insane helixes of death and a nice little airtime hill too. The queue line has some really cool theming to it as well.
Also of note are the off road go-karts. These were a lot of fun and surprisingly not an upcharge attraction. I normally don't bother with upcharge rides so it was great to get to do this.
Oh and if you visit this park you absolutely MUST check out the "Jungle Safari with Chico and the Poachers" (seriously that's what it says on the map. Words can't describe how random that thing is.
We tried out pretty much every ride in the park, although we had to take two goes at getting on the log flume as we got evacuated the first time!
All in all this was a really nice place with a great atmosphere that was a lot of fun for all ages. I can see TPR having a LOT of fun here on the Scandinavian trip next year.
Here's some photos...